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Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise. »7/18/13 8:14am7/18/13 8:14am

Driving The World's Only Official Street Legal Speed Racer Mach 5

As a commercial photographer and filmmaker I'm often invited to shoot some interesting cars. But few have been as personally exciting as a street legal, working replica of one of every kid-of-a-certain-era's fantasy car: the Mach 5. And when I say working I mean it has two giant saw blades coming out of the front. »12/13/12 2:00pm12/13/12 2:00pm

Speed Racer Sucked, Took In Less Than $20 Million On Opening Weekend

So we hear Speed Racer kind of sucked, which despite our fervent wishes otherwise, we kind of guessed after watching those damned trailers. In fact, depending on which studio numbers you used, came in either in 2nd place or 3rd place this past weekend, behind the juggernaut that is Iron Man and the silly romantic… »5/12/08 7:40am5/12/08 7:40am

New Speed Racer Trailer Shows Regenerating Tires And Speed As A Kid

Here we have the latest trailer for the live-action Speed Racer movie. It drops some backstory and provides our first insight into what made Speed Racer a demon on wheels. We're still not that impressed by the Wachowski brothers' extravaganza, based on these early looks. However, there's definitely some kinda cool… »3/13/08 1:45pm3/13/08 1:45pm

Speed Racer Goes International In New Trailers For the Non-'Merican Scene

So crap about the Wachowski Bros. new proto-anime-animation colored in Superman ice cream notwithstanding, the two new trailers revealed this weekend for Speed Racer are finally giving us auto-lovers a real live Racergasm. Some of the new driving sequences, although fantastically fantastic n' fake looking, are even… »3/09/08 5:44pm3/09/08 5:44pm

Speed Racer Lego Sets Hit Store Shelves In April, We Like The Real Mach 5 Better

Looks like the licensing for the upcoming Speed Racer movie is beginning with earnest but after seeing the trailer for the movie, we're generally "meh" on this whole thing. But Warner Brothers isn't letting our lack of enthusiasm stop them from moving ahead at full speed. They've just announced that Lego'll be… »1/30/08 10:45am1/30/08 10:45am

Speed Racer Trailer, Prepare to Trip Balls in Higher Definition


While the trailer for the new Speed Racer movie above certainly isn't in high-def, it's at least of a higher quality than what we and other sites have tried to peddle as "teh sweet." As we're sure you're already aware, it's been more like "teh suck." But at least this time you'll actually be able to tell the… »12/18/07 12:15am12/18/07 12:15am

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Speed Racer Season 1 DVD

Known as Mach Go Go Go in Japan, Speed Racer holds a special place in our hearts from when they replayed the show on MTV (we'll see about the Speed Racer) film. It was a great introduction to the world of auto racing (though, it sort of skewed our view of it for a time). Some may think the show cheesy, but the show… »12/06/07 1:45pm12/06/07 1:45pm